"An interesting premise and a fine collaboration"
Attorney Brady Coyne is driving from Boston to Martha's
Vineyard to combine pleasure with business. Brady plans to
spend some time with close friend and sleuth J.W. Jackson
while also finalizing the will of the dying Sarah
Fairchild. Brady and JW plan to spend as much time fishing
together as possible so they really want to ignore the plea
of local resident James Bannerman whose wife Katherine is
However, though Brady has plenty to do between fishing
and handling the Fairchild estate, Zee, the wife of J. W.,
decides to arrange a date between their friend and Sarah's
nurse Molly Wood. When Molly fails to show up for the
date, Zee believes something catastrophic had to occur.
She persuades her spouse and Brady to look into the
matter. Though both are reluctant to investigate they
compare notes and soon realize the eerie similarities
between Molly and Katherine and start following the clues.
The collaboration between William G. Tapply & Philip R.
Craig is fun to follow as each one's sleuth takes turns
telling the story. The lead detectives keep their own
personalities from their own respective series yet their
friendship rings genuine. The who-done-it is not as
intense as other tales in these series because the
investigators would rather go fishing and it shows. Still
FIRST LIGHT contains a special charm because of the
camaraderie between the two stars.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 5, 2001